Please pass the salt shaker

Christopher RobinArts 865

In the dog days of summer, it’s hard to think of anything more satisfying than a cool, crisp slice of watermelon. Whether at the end of a long, hot day in the field; a church picnic, or a seed spitting contest, there is not a memory of watermelon that doesn’t bring a smile. Watermelons of my past were eaten outside, juice dripping down my chin, a salt shaker passed and a wonderful indulgence shared with neighbors.

These fond memories were the inspiration for this 12 X 12-inch oil painting. It’s still a treat, no matter how you slice it.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.

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